“Have You Seen The Notebook?” “I Don’t Remember.” Using Popular Cinema to Teach Memory and Amnesia31st Annual Conference of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology
AbstractThe recent influx of films addressing different aspects of memory loss inspired the development of an upper-level undergraduate seminar that focuses on investigating amnesia through the lens of popular cinema. This discussion-based course included several written assignments and, at the end of one semester, a comprehensive take-home exam. Over the course of four semesters, a bank of student-authored discussion questions for each reading was collected and a list of topics and corresponding movies was honed.
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Citation InformationAmanda C. Gingerich. "Using popular cinema to teach memory and amnesia" 31st Annual Conference of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. St. Pete Beach, FL.. Jan. 2009.